SHEEPFOLDS

 

 

 The sheep folds are grouped by area except for those that were involved in the Andy Goldsworthy art project which are shown seperately.

LAKE DISTRICT.

 

 As per the Wainwright guides to the fells

NORTHERN FELLS

FAR EASTERN FELLS

EASTERN FELLS

CENTRAL FELLS

WESTERN FELLS.

SOUTHERN FELLS.

 

NORTH WESTERN FELLS

 CUMBRIAN PENNINES

MELMERBY FELLS

 

CROSSFELL - DUFTON

 

CROGLIN FELL AND VALLEY 

 

GELTSDALE

 

                               HARESCEUGH, THACKMOOR, GILDERDALE

 

                                NENTHEAD

 

TEESDALE WEARDALE WATERSHED FELLS

 

HOWGILLS AND SHAP FELLS

BEWCASTLE FELLS

SEDBERGH AND DENT AREA

 

 

THE EASTERN FELLS

 

 

 

SHEEPFOLDNY3911713075This sheepfold is in Deepdale at NY 39117 13075.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 A second sheepfold at the head of Deepdale NY 36417 12414.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small sheep fold in Grisedale at NY 360 143

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A small f0ld on the edge of the enclosed land at NY 39802 10780 in Caiston Glen. on the footpath. small fold NY 39800 10782 c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The area around Cleugh Head at the north end of the Hellvelyn range is unusual in that there are a number of sheepfolds which on the modern OS maps are named, either after a local feature or with peoples names. Below are a few of them still need to access the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

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Barberry Rigg Fold. NY 359 227. This fold lies next to the old coach road from St. Johns in the Vale to Matterdale and is one of a number in the area around Cleugh Head that are given names on the 1:25000 OS map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A named sheep fold Mart Fold set below Mart crag on the back of Cleugh Head at NY 34697 22490.


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Slightly higher up the valley is Rowantree Fold NY 34362 21967 (No evidence of a Rowantree).


ROWANTREE FOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the top of the valley an unnamed fold on the side of Calf How Pike NY 33075 21166  FOLDCALFHOWPIKE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Sheepfold on Grisedale Hause between Seat Sandel and Fairfield NY 34900 11669.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grove Beck fold NY 373 221. this is another fold next to the coach road from St. Johns in the Vale to Matterdale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A ruined sheep pen built in the corner of the fell walls on the lower slopes of Gowbarrow Fell NY 399 216. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A more ruined example slightly higher up the fell at NY 401 217.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A pair of sheep pens on Gate Crags NY 425 224.

 

 

 The Glencoyne valley has a number of sheepfolds in it.

 

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 A sheepfold on the outside of the enclosure wall for the valley NY 37226 18753.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 A sheepfold lower down the valley now in woodland. NY 37856 18629.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A very derelict sheepfold next to the outer enclosure wall NY 37270   18511.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL FELLS

sheep-fold-NY-329-095-grasmSheep fold in Green Burn NY 329 095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A second fold in Green Burn

 

 

 

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Sheepfold and building Rosthwaite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepfold rosthwaite. NY 26555 13696

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sheepfold just uphill from the previous set against the fell wall NY 26872 13598. Note the creep hole through to the fell.foldny26872 13598

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very derelict sheep fold in the lea of a small crag NY 26887 15596.foldny2688715596

 

 

 

 

 

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Another sheepfold using the lea of a crag to give shelter. NY 25987 16511.

 

 

 

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A similar sited fold at NY 26041 16461 26167 16203.

 

 

 

 

 

 

sheepfold-watendalthSheep fold at the hamlet of Watendalth 27672 16351.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Sheep fold build into the corner of the fell intake walls on the side of Birks Crag above Thirlmere. NY 316611 30813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fold-borrowdaleA small fold built into the junction between the fell wall and a wall seperating different parts of the fell. Seathwaite Borrowdale NY 244 127.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepfold on the lower slopes of Bleaberry fell. NY 275 203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sheepfold next to Easdale Beck below the falls NY31895 08697.sheepfold ny 31895 08697

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sheepfold to south of Alcock Tarn, near Grasmere NY 349 076.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 A double set of sheep pen in Greenburn NY 299 028.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepfold at Greenup Gill NY 277 127 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Sheepfold Styhead Gill  NY 222 103. This is named as Patterson's Fold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepfold Seathwaite NY 232 113.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WESTERN FELLS 

 

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 SHEEPFOLD ON BUCKBARROW NY 133 060

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Remains of a possible bield in the crags on the south end of Yewbarrow approx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A series of sheep pens in Nether Beck NY 153 099. Shown as a wash dip on the 1st edition OS map 6 inch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A ruined sheepfold in Nether Beck. NY 159 080.

 

 

 

 

 


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 A ruined sheepfold at NY 11251 19444. set against the boundary wall on Blake Fell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 A sheep bield at NY 10010 20024. Now in a centre of a forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheepfold in pass below Brown How NY 11782 15820. 

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 This is below the fox bield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 A small bield between Bowness Knottand Brown How NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A gap in the trees in Ennerdale forest leads upto the fells and contains 2 sheepfolds this one at NY 14633 14252. And the one below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Second fold NY 14658 14367.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN FELLS.

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 A sheep pen complex in Eskdale NY 202 011. Built against the fell head wall at a point where a track enters the enclosed land from the open fell.

 

 NORTH WESTERN FELLS

 

 

 

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 A small fold in a field between the road and Crummock Water, Fletchers Field NY 169 197.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A small fold on the beck side in Gasgale Gill NY 176 216

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

small-penny179216A small fold on the path side Gasgale Gill NY 179 216.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A small fold on the side of Pudding Beck at Force Crag Mine NY 199 215. Presumably part has collapsed due to river erosion.

 

This is probably a sheep fold and not associated with the mines.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A small fold at Long comb NY 204 208.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepfold at High Moss NY 211 212.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sheepfold Low Moss NY 218 217.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A set of sheep pens in Whinlatter forest NY 195 244.sheep-pens-whinlatter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NEWLANDS VALLEY.

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Three very small curved sheep bields on the valley opposite Castle Nook.

 

 

 

 

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A small sheep pen against the last wall of the fields in the valley before the open fell grazing. NY 22852 17256.

 

 

 

 

 

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A small sheep pen next to Newlands Beck at the Long Works copper workings. NY 22883 16282. This sheep pen is associated with a very long section of wall shown going off to the left of the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The wall running allong the bottom of the start of steep section of the fell the sheep pens are to the right of the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

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A second set  of sheep pens associated with the Long Works copper mines. This is built on the edge of the open cut and drops into part of the open cut which is blocked by stone walls  NY 22639 16186.

 

 

 

 

 

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Another view of the  same sheep pens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A set of derelict sheep pens in the valley bottom NY 22806 17139.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CUMBRIAN PENNINES

MELMERBY FELL

I have taken this as the area of moor enclosed by the west Pennine escarpment the A686 Penrith to Alston road and the line of the 'Maidens Way' Roman road approxiamtely. This area of moor although mainly on the east side of the water shed is part of the parishes of the Eden valley and were grazed by the inhabitiants of the fell side villages.

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  REMAINS OF A TWO BAY SHEEP FOLD AT NY 65328 38488

 

 

 SHEEPFOLD NY 63091 39972

 

 SHEEP FOLD AT NY 632091 39972

 

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 SMALL RUINED SHEEPFOLD/ENCLOSURE NY65352 38324

 

 ENCLOSURE NY 63527 40019

 

 

RUINED SHEEPFOLD/ENCLOSURE NY 63527 40019

 

 

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RUINED SHEEPFOLD/ENCLOSURE NY 65276 39722

 

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RUINED SHEEPFOLD NY 65981 38081

 

SQUARE ENCLOSURE NY 63671 40333

 

 

A RUINED SQUARE SHEEPFOLD/ENCLOSURE NY 63671 40333

 

 

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A RUINED SHEEPFOLD NEXT TO FOXFOLD LEAD MINE SHOP NY 655 388.

 

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A SHEEPFOLD NEAR GREEN CASTLE NY 7001 4027

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Sheepfold near the watershed between the South Tyne and the River Tees.

 

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A LARGE COMPLEX OF SHEEP PENS WITH A RUINED BUILDING ATTACHED ON HARESCEUGH FELL NY 63708 45611.

 

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SHEEP PENS ON SKIRWITH FELL NY 67638 35616

 

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SHEEPFOLD ON GREEN FELL NY66897 36832.

 

 

 GELTSDALE

The area of moor from Hynam Bridge around the water shed of the Gelt including both New and Old waters.  Most of this area was originally part of the forest of Geltsdale and was extra parochial. It was controlled by the Earls of Carlisle from Naworth Castle. It was eventually made into a sheem farm which has been called the largest in the country. It is now controlled by the RSPB as one of their bird reserves. Although the area now looks very rural it has been a  hive of industry. More details in my article published in Cumbrian Industrialist.

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 SHEEPFOLD AT NY 59001 53347

 

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Sheepfold at NY 586 534.

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Sheepfold NY 590 533

 

 geltsdale-sheeppens

 A large complex of sheep pens including a small building with a fire place. NY 582 537.

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A small traditional circular sheep fold at NY 57781 55499. Approximate diameter 6.5m single entrance 1.6m wide wall height 1.5m.

 

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A complex of sheep pens near Tindale Tarn NY 595 588.

HARESCEUGH, THACKMOOR AND GILDERDALE 

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SHEEPFOLD AT NY 6978 45718. 

This sheep pen lies next to the projected line of the Maidens Way roman road.

 

 

 

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SHEEPFOLD AT NY 61470 45063

 

This is one of two sheep fold built against the enclosure wall on the fell.

 

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A COMPLEX OF SHEEP PENS AT NY 59533 46012

The walls are very well built and have a good row of capping stones the walls appear high but the ground level on the inside is higher.

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SHEEP BIELD AT NY 63608 43078.

This is a sheep bield at a very obtuse angle.

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CIRCULAR SHEEPFOLD NY 63962 42806.

 

 

 

 

CROGLIN FELL AND VALLEY.

 

Croglin Fell was enclosed in 1815, the majority of the sheep structures are related to the walls construced for the enclosure and therefore probably date to this time.

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A colapsed sheepfold at NY 600 483

 

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A sheep bield at NY 622 485.

 

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A sheepfold built against the enclosure wall NY 613 478.

 

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Collapsed sheepfold NY 622 486 

 

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A large sheepfold NY 618 478

 

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Lawyers Cross NY 627 484 this is an area of improved land with sheep pens and a cottage. No maps show any track access to it. The bridle route across the fell to Slaggyford does not pass near the area. It is shown on Greenwoods Map of 1823. It is not shown on Donalds map of 1771 or the enclosure awards map of 1815. The large allotment it is set in was given to the Rector of Croglin in lieu of the tithes.

 

greynagsheepfold

 

A set of sheep pens on the South Tyne Valley side of the fell wall at Grey Nags.

 

THE TEESDALE WEARDALE WATERSHED.

 

 

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Sheepfold at NY 77693 37194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CROSSFELL- DUFTON AREA.

 

 

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 A complex of sheep pens on the track behind Dufton Pike. NY 704 267.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A sheepfold on Knock Fell at NY 70663 29033. Just off the Pennine Way.
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 A bield at NY 7133 2873  near the dam for the hush on Low Scald Fell.

 

 

 

 

 

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 A ruined sheepfold against the fell wall at NY 70085 28655.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A complex of sheep pens outside the fell wall at NY 69944 29162.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALSTON TO NENTHEAD AREA.

 


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A set of small sheep pens next to Greenends near Alston  NY 77207 45063.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A complex of sheep pens on the fell above Long Cleugh Burn NY 79132 42687.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SHAP FELLS AND HOWGILLS.

 

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A sheep fold on the bank of Borrow Beck, Borrowdale NY 56232 03419.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEWCASTLE FELLS.

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A square sheep fold at NY 54611 81514 near Black Lynn House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEDBERGH AND DENT AREA

 

HOLME FELL

 

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A two bay set of sheep pens against the fell wall now only the foundations remain SD 64030 90286.

 

 

 

 

 

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A large sheep fold with a small enclosurre in one corner. Now only the foundations remain. SD 64260 90296.